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, but the city was unable to protect him. >> the u.s. says libyan authorities and the fbi are cooperating, but libya is running the investigation into stevens' death. >> these are not the people who were demonstrating for democracy. these are the people who are the losers. these are the al qaeda-type elements that are seeking to overthrow what has been achieved. >> anti-american protests around the region continue with some countries unable to protect our embassies. >> we had governments that had a lot of will to protect us but may have overestimated the capability of the forces that they had around and had to augment. >> for now our embassy in kabul is closed. americans are warned not to travel to afghanistan. tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> we have a handful of accidents that we are tracking. the roads are wet. 424 at 450, a crash you want to avoid. down to 19 miles per hour at the west side beginning at reisterstown road. that is backing up traffic on southbound 795. in the city, eagle street, a crash. another at wolfe street a
's an fbi investigation that's ongoing and we look to that investigation to give us the definitive word as to what transpired. but putting together the best information that we have available to us today, our current assessment is that what happened in benghazi was, in fact, initially a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired hours before in cairo, almost a copycat of the demonstrations against our facility in cairo, which were prompted, of course, by the video. what we think then transpired in benghazi is that opportunistic extremist elements came to the consulate as this was unfolding. they came with heavy weapons, which unfortunately, are readily available in postrevolutionary libya. and it escalated into a much more violent episode. obviously, that's our best judgment now. we'll await the results of the investigation, and the president has been very clear we'll work with the libyan authorities to bring those responsible to justice. >> was there a failure here that this administration is responsible for, whether it's an intelligence failure, a failure to see this coming, or
. the fbi will also go over and do a forensic examination. and with that, we'll start to get indications of who might have been responsible. but ultimately, we still are going to be very reliant on the government of libya. and thankfully, they have said and done all the right things thus far to pursue this and also secure our institutions in the future. >> thanks for your perspective this morning. i appreciate it. >> my pleasure, good to see you. >> you too. it's 7:09, here's savannah. >>> thanks. senator john mccain was a key advocate for early u.s. intervention in libya and a friend of chris stevens. good morning. >> good morning. >> do you believe that ambassador stevens was the intended target of terrorists? >> i do. i think the indications of how this attack was carried out clearly indicate that's the case. and i'd remind you, savannah, that they just went through a very bloody conflict and there's thousands of weapons in libya. they have a very weak government. this is their first experiment in democracy. the al qaeda elements are throughout the country. their borders are poor, and
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